Program for Students with Disabilities

Program for Students with Disabilities Welcome! We’re here to support you throughout your four years at Duke.

Some Duke students with diagnosed learning disabilities or AD/HD who do not qualify for services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, may meet the requirements for services provided through the ARC’s Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD). Duke University recognizes that these students may experience significant functional limitations on their ability to learn at Duke given the intellectual demands of the undergraduate curriculum. Since 2004, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) has provided academic interventions and educational support services to students who meet criteria established by Duke University.

If you would like to receive consideration for services through the Academic Resource Center (ARC), please call our office for more information (919-684-5917) or follow the guidelines provided on this site.

Some students are entitled to legal accommodations if they meet eligibility requirements established by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (A.D.A.) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. In order to qualify under A.D.A. individuals must demonstrate substantial functional limitations on their ability to learn compared to the average person in the population. Students who wish to be considered for reasonable accommodations under the A.D.A. should contact the DMS-Student Disability Access Office.